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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

Arnaud AMELINA amelnaud at
Thu Apr 13 08:43:08 UTC 2017

2017-04-13 8:20 GMT+00:00 Mukom Akong T. <mukom.tamon at>:

> **no hats**
> On 13 April 2017 at 11:56, Arnaud AMELINA <amelnaud at> wrote:
>> Hmmm! Very bad observation, do you want to confirm us through this
>> observation that Afrinic has no system of redundancy and did not foresee in
>> the case just where the Internet was cut in Mauritius. It is dangerous
>> that, I then call Afrinic technical staff to kindly from this day put
>> himself in condition to set up a backup in case of this has not been done
>> yet.
> - technical (infrastructure, server) redundancy  *is not equal to* human
> resource redundancy.
> - infrastructure redundancy has HR redundancy as it's bottle neck
> - no organization I know of has double of each staff in different
> countries for the purpose of redundancy. Reality is that in the event of a
> shutdown, even with technical redundancy -  capacity will be diminished.
We are talking about Internet cut-offs, and there is no impediment to free
movement of people, if the Internet is cut off in Mauritius, a phone call
would be enough for the person in charge of the redundant site to launch
the traffic rerouting. Which is called a continuous action plan and Afrinic
considering his size, and its importance should have one. Several
mechanisms exist for this.
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